Posts Tagged ‘poppy’

California Poppy by David Yu

Friday, November 4th, 2011

California Poppy by David Yu:

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Railroad Employees Still Planting Poppies in California, a 153-Year Tradition

Friday, April 17th, 2009

In school, they learned us that locomotive engineers would plant California poppies by throwing seeds along railroad tracks. Don’t know if that’s true but oh well.

Certainly looks like some Johnny Appleseed has been doing something near the CalTrain station in the SoMA.

Anyway, it looks like Spring, despite the fact that San Francisco has become heavily urbanized.

Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts…

Official California Poppy Day is Coming on April 6th.

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Well, you can’t argue with California Government Code Section 421: April 6th is California Poppy Day. (Some people think picking poppies violates the California Penal Code, but that’s not true.)

How will you celebrate the official day of Eschscholzia californica? Enjoy.

The Yellow Rose of California, high atop Twin Peaks in San Francisco. Click to expand: 

Also seen in the California Native section of the San Francisco Botanical Garden (nee Strybing) in Golden Gate Park: